Changing the Face of Computing – One Stitch at a Time. MIT Press Blog, Oct. 14, 2015. In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Yasmin Kafai and Jane Margolis, reflect on the legacy of the British mathematician, who is famously regarded as the first female computer programmer. As we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, we should be […]

Is Coding the New Literacy? Why America’s schools need to train a generation of hackers. By Tasneem Raja, published on Mother Jones on Jun. 16, 2014. In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead of a crippling snowstorm. They were there as part of Code for America, a program that places idealistic young coders and designers in city halls across the country for […]